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Spoon feeding in the long run teaches us nothing but the shape of the spoon. Options
Daemon
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Spoon feeding in the long run teaches us nothing but the shape of the spoon.

E. M. Forster (1879-1970)
Thommy
Posted: Saturday, May 21, 2011 3:43:55 AM

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Very wise quote that one can interprete
in a wide range.
Joseph Glantz
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Unless you're under 3 in which event it's a good thing.
Jean_extraterre
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Apparently, this quote is not from any of Forster's novels, stories or published writings, but was made public in the column "Sayings of the Week" in the UK newspaper "The Observer" on October 7, 1951.
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Jean_extraterre wrote:
Apparently, this quote is not from any of Forster's novels, stories or published writings, but was made public in the column "Sayings of the Week" in the UK newspaper "The Observer" on October 7, 1951.



Thank you for the above as I couldn't find it.Boo hoo!


peace out, >^,,^<


The poor object to being governed badly, whilst the rich object to being governed at all. G.K. Chesterton
DHeavyOne
Posted: Saturday, May 21, 2011 9:24:10 AM

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Spoonfeeding.......yah.....uh......NO!

Trial be FIRE!....that's what I say....

...but that's just MY opinion....he he he....

PS: There will always be "trust fund" babies.
MTC
Posted: Saturday, May 21, 2011 9:39:33 AM
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Spoons figure big in proverbs of many cultures. Why?

Armenian proverb:
"Eat bad soup with a big spoon"

Scottish proverb:
"It takes a long spoon to sup with the devil"

Italian Proverb:
"Only the spoon knows what is stirring in the pot."

Swedish proverb:
"When it rains soup, the poor man has no spoon."

English expression:
"Born with a silver spoon in one’s mouth"
jcbarros
Posted: Saturday, May 21, 2011 3:31:28 PM

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The only flawless, perfect machine the man´s invented is the spoon. (J.L.Borges)
sisikou
Posted: Saturday, May 21, 2011 6:09:05 PM

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Spoon feed education(force-feed) is common in traditional setting.
To deal with a large amount of students (eg., more than 30) in a single classroom, it might be a shortcut for both teachers and students to deal with exams and reach parents' expectation.
In ESL teaching, I'm not so sure if both ALM(Audio lingual method) and GTM(grammar translation method) are classfied as spoon feed.

Here is a brief article talking about the malaysia traditional education.
Teaching, Spoon-Feeding, or Force-Feeding?

Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart. ~William Wordsworth
excaelis
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Give a man a fish, feed him for a day.

Teach a man to fish, and he'll spend all summer getting drunk with his buddies in a boat.

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